McDougal takes home cross country title

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Robert and Lisa McDougal, Peru, recently attended the NCAA Division 1 National Cross Country Championships where their son Josh raced his way to the NCAA Division 1 Cross Country National Championship Title. Mr. and Mrs. McDougal would like to thank and applaud all in the North Country who have offered support and encouragement to Josh throughout the years, citing his victory being their victory as well. "For all of you who smiled and waved as you saw him running on the roads, and for those of you who offered your congratulations, words of encouragement or prayers, thank you," said Mrs. McDougal. The family went on to thank the orchard owners and private road owners who allowed Josh to train on their property, the staff at Saranac Central School who allowed him to train on the new school track during his high school years, and those who promote youth running and took a personal interest in Josh, especially Scott Woodward, Jim Medeiros, Mark Elmore, and Jack and Gayle Wilson.

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